When I discuss how oppression functions structurally, often times among the replies that I receive are compliments or insults. See, for some reason (usually lack of understanding of structural power, oppression, privilege and intersectionality, coupled with that person’s personal “like” or…
I'm not sure if this falls within your realm of expertise or not because I've never seen you post on the subject before, but, do you know where to find high quality crinoline skirts online? Specifically I'd like tea length, available in plus sizes and for them to be really full (as in lost of dense layers and capable of giving you that really big circle) and hopefully available in a wide range of colors.
I found some garter belts on Etsy that I like but I'm a big newbie and I don't know much (anything) about fabrics, so what are your thoughts about garter belts made with lycra, power mesh, or spandex? I read your article on how to buy a garter belt and you mentioned powernet and that sounds like power mesh so I'm wondering if they're possibly the same thing?
I don’t really have thoughts on them as such? Lycra, power mesh, and spandex are all fabrics/materials options for garter belts; they’re not innately better or worse than something like a nonstretch satin or a boned lace. It all depends on what you’re looking for and what you prefer. Powermesh and powernet both refer to stretch mesh fabrics that also have shaping power. As far as I know, the choice to use one name or the other depends upon the preference of the brand.
I just followed your blog and I love it! You're also beautiful by the way😍. If you don't mind helping me, could you please tell me some places where they sell mesh bras. Thank you, but no worries if you can't help!💕
Hi Cora, sorry if this is completely not a qu to be asked for TLA but recently got into a tiff with the SO about what constituted as lingerie. Apparently lacy underwear and bras do not/aren't elaborate enough. Opinions?
Lingerie is women’s underwear, the end.
The issue is that in many places (and especially the US), the connotation of the word has extended beyond its strict definition into bedroom or boudoir attire, or overtly “sexy” or frilly undergarments (which may also be related to the fact that it’s women’s intimate apparel specifically, and therefore “inappropriate” or “shameful”).
Obviously, I’m a fan of the first definition: women’s underwear irrespective of decoration.
I absolutely love these new triangle bras with no padding or underwire, but I can't find then anywhere :( I live in the UK: do you know any good stores here which stock? Thanks xx (adore your blog)
If you’re looking for brick and mortar stores near you, I’m not going to be very helpful (especially since I don’t know exactly you live), but I do know ASOS, Figleaves, and TopShop all carry triangle bras and they’re all based in the UK. Have you tried searching those places?
Do you have any suggestions on where I could find a 32A bullet bra? My friend and I have found a few, but all with terrible reviews. :/ any help would be greatly appreciated!
What Katie Did is one of the most famous bullet bra manufacturers/retailers in the world, and they make 32A.
Regarding reviews, while they make a great starting point, they’re also not the be all-end all of lingerie knowledge (and yes, this applies to my own reviews). They work best if the person writing the review has a similar size, body type, and breast shape to you. If any of those things differ, the review is just less applicable to you (it’s why two people can try the exact same bra, in the exact same size, and one can love it while one hates it).
WKD has a great return policy, so if you’re interested in a bullet bra, I’d recommend getting one there and, if it doesn’t work, you can always send it back and try something else.
Do you have any suggested sites for extra small sizes in things like garter belts? I'm a size 22-23 waist and the smallest size with brands like Betty page or kiss me deadly tend to be too big.
A 22” waist would work out to an XXS for most retailers. StockingsHQ sells XS garter belts (so a 24” waist), and Rago Shapewear makes one of their waist cinchers in an XS as well (sold at American Shapewear). But if you need a 22” waist, you’re likely looking at something custom. I’d try Etsy and see about having one made to order.